CVNP Swamp

White water lilies bloom, small pads that lay flat. The blooms close up at night. Purple and white clovers, crown vetch, fleabane and daisies all blooming. Garlic mustard sprouting up, a nasty invasive. In the swamp, we watch a redwing blackbird attack a blue heron. Duckweed taking over pond areas. Corn stands knee high.

The next day, after the Derecho blew through, the damselflies and dragonflies were everywhere. Ebony Jewelwinged Damselfly. Orange Bluet. Dot-tailed whiteface dragonfly. Snakes out basking.


Garlic mustard

Yellow water lily

Water lily

Orange Bluet

CVNP Swamp

Great blue heron


Water snakes




About mstansberry

Matt Stansberry currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife and son.
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One Response to CVNP Swamp

  1. roberta4949 says:

    teh cuyahoga valley is a beautiful place a bit of a drive for us and with limited time not much to be going there as often as we used to. his work schedule among other responsiblities has limited it, so we are stuck going to parks alot closer. but they are beautiful too but the cvnp really has a diverse habitats and trails galore. seeing people riding horses is a bonus too.

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